Windows 7: Make Aero Perform Faster

Posted June 18, 2009 by Rob Rogers in Windows 7

If your video card is having a hard time with the Aero interface and you’d like to continue to enjoy Aero’s features (such as Flip 3D and the taskbar thumbnails) follow these instructions to speed up Aero…

Disable Transparency

1. Right-click your desktop and click Personalize.

2. Go to the bottom of the window and click Window Color.

3. Uncheck the Enable transparency checkbox.

4. Click Save changes.

5. Close the Personalization window.

Disable the Animation for minimizing and maximizing windows

1. Right-click Computer and select Properties.

2. Select Advanced system settings from the left pane.

3. Under Performance, click the Settings button.

4. Under the Visual Effects tab, uncheck the Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing checkbox.

5. Click OK.


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  • vipersonic

    but it would make it look ugly. Might as well use linux

    • RTG

      Linux is not ugly. Linux is a damn sight more pretty than Windows will ever be, at much less of a cost to your system performance. Ever heard of Compiz Fusion? Google it.

  • vipersonic

    but it would make it look ugly. Might as well use linux

    • Goneval

      Linux is not a GUI